Vice Presidentand her husband Doug Emhoff were seen clad in sportwear during a power walking session through Washington, on Sunday after the vice president’s secretive, unexplained trip to her home state this weekend.
Harris was back to business on Monday afternoon when she visited a DC-area cafe to push President‘s Build Back Better agenda alongside Mayor Muriel Bowser.
It was a sunny and warm Sunday in the nation’s capital when Harris and Emhoff were seen enjoying their exercise while wearing serious facial expressions.
In the pictures obtained by DailyMail.com, the vice president wore a black long-sleeved shirt accompanied by black leggings, and a baseball cap from her alma mater, Howard University.
Emhoff was was wearing a navy blue polo and gray striped exercise shorts with an LA Dodgers baseball cap on his head. The second couple both elected to wear black Nike sneakers.
On Emhoff’s inner left forearm can be seen three tattoos. Two appear to be the first, middle and last initials of his children, Ella and Cole, from his first marriage.
Come Monday, however, Harris traded her sweats for a suit when she and the DC mayor had lunch at Colada Shop, a small woman- and Latina-owned cafe.
Harris and Emhoff were seen power walking through the DC streets on Sunday, the day after Harris returned from her mysterious California trip
She and Emhoff both wore baseball caps and black Nike sneakers on the sunny day
The second couple was followed by Secret Service agents for security
It’s the second Latin-inspired meal for the couple in two days. On Sunday Emhoff stopped at a famed Salvadorian restaurant in DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood for their pupusas.
Harris ordered empanadas and an iced coffee at a quaint brown-and-blue counter on Monday as members of the media crowded the small restaurant.
Colada Shop CEO Daniella Senior met with Harris at the White House last week.
The VP had invited five Latina businesswomen to sit for a White House roundtable to promote Biden’s agenda and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
A close-up of Emhoff’s forearm shows what appear to be his two children’s initials
According to pool reports a crowd of admirers shouted ‘We love you’ at Harris at the cafe, to which she said, ‘Support our small businesses.’
Before leaving Harris made brief remarks, thanking owner Senior.
She said restaurants like hers would benefit from Biden’s Build Back Better plan – which is comprised of a $3.5 trillion social reform package and a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
‘Daniella’s work here at Colada and her other businesses is a prime example of why these two pieces of legislation are critical and are about everyday folks trying to contribute to their community – contributing and growing our workforce and in that way essential to all of us if we want a productive and an economically healthy community,’ Harris said according to local outlet.
The larger bill, which has no Republican support, is struggling to gain support of moderates who think the price tag is too high.
It includes sweeping investments into universal pre-kindergarten and child tax credits, as well as expanding Medicare and Medicaid. It would also include money to cover two years of free community college.
Democrats’ only hope of passing it is through a legislative process called reconciliation, which would allow them to bypass a Republican filibuster and approve the bill with a simple majority.
But with a thin majority in Congress already, Biden and Harris need to have nearly every party member’s support to enact the ambitious agenda.
Today the vice president was back at work, promoting President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda with a visit to a woman- and Latina-owned small business
Harris got lunch accompanied by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and spoke briefly to reporters outside, though she didn’t take any questions
The smaller bill involves just $550 billion in new spending, with the rest having been previously approved.
It includes funding to repair and maintain the country’s roads, bridges and public transit, as well as expand broadband access.
Its framework was approved by the Senate, but progressives threatening to vote down the bill are holding it hostage until Speaker Nancy Pelosi brings the larger measure to the floor for a vote.
Biden traveled to Capitol Hill on Friday to try and plod a path toward passing the two bills.
On Friday evening, Harris left for an unexplained trip to Palm Springs, California – and returned the day after.
The White House hasn’t disclosed the reason for her quick visit. She had no public appearances.
Palm Springs Mayor Christy Gilbert Holstege welcomed Harris with a message on Twitter
The Desert Sun posted images of an upscaled police presence just over an hour before Harris arrived at the resort city in the desert
Media were barred from Harris’s airport arrival, and one driver who was stopped to allow her caravan to pass was simply told ‘Someone’s coming’ when he asked for the reason.
Her visit was so secretive, that even a top Coachella Valley Democrat was caught off-guard.
Elle Kurpiewski, political director of the Democratic Headquarters of the Desert, told thethat nobody she knew was aware of the scheduled visit.
Palm Springs Mayor Christy Gilbert Holstege welcomed Harris with a message on Twitter that also failed to shed light on the trip.
The Desert Sun tweeted photos of the increased police presence in the desert resort city shortly before Harris’s arrival.
Before ascending to the vice presidency Harris was a top player in Democratic party politics. She served as the California attorney general before being elected to the Senate to represent the Golden State.
Doug Emhoff is from California as well.
Harris was previously there on a public trip last month to help Governor Gavin Newsom campaign for his successful bid to fight back a recall attempt.
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